Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player for a second consecutive season, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Jokic's raw stats were even better this season than last, as he averaged career highs of 27.1 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.
Jokic recorded the first 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 500 assists season and became the first player in NBA history to average at least 25.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in a season.
Jokic, 27, also became the first player in NBA history with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a season.
Nikola Jokic did everything his team within striking distance of virtually every game, the team’s lack of overall firepower ended up being their downfall.
Nikola Jokic has established himself at 27-years-old and just entering the prime of his career, but one of the best all-around players in NBA history.
Jokic's back-to-back MVP awards match the feat accomplished by fellow finalist Giannis Antetokounmpo during the 2018-19 and '19-20 seasons.
He finished with career highs in points (27.1), rebounds (13.8), blocks (0.9) and steals (1.5) per game. He also made a career-high 58.3 percent of his field goals.
His career high in free throw or 3-point percentage, he did set highs in total free throws (379) and 3-pointers (97) made.
Jokic became the 15th player in NBA history to earn multiple MVPs and the 13th to earn MVPs in consecutive seasons.
Jokic powered the Nuggets to a 48-34 regular season record and the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference before falling to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.
The advanced stats bolster Jokic’s MVP case, as well. He set NBA single-season records for box plus/minus and player efficiency rating.
Jokic beats out Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid for the award and was more than deserving following his historic season. And he became the first player in NBA history.
Congrats to Jokic, who has now made not only Nuggets history, but NBA history as well.